"Thinking About Tomorrow" as written by Ted Barnes, Beth Orton, Sean Reed and Sebastian Steinberg....
Tired but I ain't sleeping
Thinking about some sad affair
And why I should be leaving
'cause some of these thoughts only seem to take me outta here

Yeah, these habits are so hard to break
And they're so easy to make
Well these habits are so hard to break
And they're so easy to make

Thinking about tomorrow
Tired from all the time I spare
On what I still believe in
When none of my talk ever seems to get me anywhere

Yeah, these habits are so hard to break
And they're so easy to make
Well these habits are so hard to break
And they're so easy to make

So easy

So long
Bye, my friend, so long
So long
Will it ever happen again?
You know that I've been waiting for you
I've been created for you
So long
You know the light ain't fading from you
Nothing could save me from you
So long

Tired but I ain't dreaming
Falling into solid air
And why I must be leaving
Or one of these days I'm gonna pull out all my hair

Yeah, these habits are so hard to break
And they're so easy to make
Well these habits are so hard to make
And they're so easy to break

So easy

So long
Bye, my friend, so long
So long
Will it ever happen again?
You know that I've been waiting for you
I've been created for you
So long
You know the light ain't fading from you
Nothing could save me from you
So long


Lyrics submitted by AgathaKavka

"Thinking About Tomorrow" as written by Beth Orton Ted Barnes

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    General CommentPersonally, I dedicate this song to Juanse ...I hope I can tell him the interpretation one fine day :(
    AgathaKavkaon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis has to be one of my favorite songs of everything i listen to. I never took time to look at the lyrics i just love her dulcet voice and the way the song flows. I think she is trying to say how hard it is to stop being in love with someone you have loved for so long. Whoever he is, he no longer has the same feelings for her and she wants to stop being in love with him but cant stop thinking about him. The last line especially ties the whole song together with a hopeful line, "nothing could save me from you, so long" shes giving up and letting her feelings go.
    amazing
    donutdanon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so brilliant it's tough to make an interpretation without being metaphorical.

    With all the contradictions she has of herself (I've been waiting for you, Nothing can save me from you)the song teaches a thing or two about balance: between heart and soul, theory and method, insanity and sobriety, talking and walking.

    I'm amazed how she recognizes her demons (Bye, my friends so long), but I'm dumbfounded how she manages to make a resolve on an emotional level that few of us ever achieve.
    wolfphileon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. I think its about struggling to put the past behind you and move forward.
    The last verse befor the chorus is:
    These habits are so hard to break and they're so easy to make,
    These habits are so hard to make and they're so easy to break.
    So easy yeah
    mia713on April 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReally beautiful and powerful song. I agree, she's got a great voice. I don't even particularly like this style of singing/music, but it rips right to the core my soul whenever I hear it.

    "So long, bye my friend, so long
    So long, will it ever happen again?"

    'Can we just be friends ?'. Ever heard that before ? I think after great deliberation she realizes that they CAN'T be friends, or at least can't carry on that type of relationship. Her feelings are still too strong. So...it's time to say 'goodbye'...for the good of her 'tomorrows'.

    Unless you've lived in a cave your whole life, pretty much anyone can identify with how hard it can be to let go of people, places, and even things. But somehow or other we gotta move forward. And despite the fact that the music itself has kind of a sad lilt to it, there's also a resonant strength in the harmonies when she says 'So long'. It's got the ring of hope to it.

    Very moving track...
    TsingTaoon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^

    no it's not.
    Sirius1on June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis same exact thing is happening to me, right now...I can't let go of him, or the times we shared...I can't let go of anything that happened. But he won't even SPEAK to me at the moment...and even if he was speaking to me, there's no way I could be his friend, which he has made clear is the most I can be (for now).

    "Will it ever happen again?" is the question that seems to run through my mind, nonstop...

    Anyway...enough with my pity party! This song is hauntingly beautiful and sad, but I also can see a bit of hope in the strong way she sings towards the end. It sometimes hurts a bit to listen to music that hits home so intensely, but maybe I can feel that hope soon as well, like she seems to.

    Such a lovely, lovely song.
    Screecheron January 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWake up people! This song is about drugs.
    Kvngon December 07, 2008   Link

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